Khon Kaen University ranking and awards

Khon Kaen University aims to become one of the 3 leading universities in the country, one of the 80 leading universities ranked in Asia, and one of 400 leading universities ranked in the world by the year 2015.

KKU is looking to become a leader in medicine including public health and tropical health; tropical agriculture and farming (animal science and plant science), bio- diversity in the Greater Mekong Sub-region; arts, culture and social, economic, business and tourism sectors in the Greater Mekong Sub region.

The university rankings for KKU based on rating agencies are as follows.

For the quality of organizational management KKU is one of 4 higher educational institutions that has been certified for quality at the Fundamental Level (FL) for its governmental management by the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission Thailand (OPDC).

KKU research study is rated first in Asia and the 5th in the world for its research work on Liver Fluke infection and mechanisms and its cancer development which has been published in international journal as the largest circulation in Asia rated by Elsevier in 2010. It has also produced more research work on the Parasitology on Liver Fluke making KKU one of the top five universities in the world that has published work on Cholangiocarcinoma Research for the largest circulation during the year 2000 - 2010, as ranked by the data base of ISI Web of Science.

In 2006, The Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC) ranked KKU as a University of Excellence in teaching, learning and research study.

The Office of the Public Sector Development Commission Thailand (OPDC) ranked KKU to be the best university (No 1) for consecutive three years  in 2006, 2007 ((in the group of  the same mission) and 2009.

The Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (Public Organization), (ONESQA) ranked KKU to be a Very Good level in 2007.

In 2008, Times Higher Education ranked KKU to be the 528th in the world for the world leading university, and No 21st of ASIAN universities.

The 4 International Colleges & Universities ( has ranked the Webs Popularity Ranking for the world leading higher educational institutions in 2008 and KKU website was ranked the 160th of the world, and No 24th of Asia and No 2 of Thailand for the top university web sites for most unique visitors.

In 2007, KKU was selected as one of 8 higher educational institution level in the country for being up to standard for its internal education quality together with assessment/assurance system from an annual contest.

In 2010 Khon Kaen University was rated as one of the 9 National Research Universities of Thailand.

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